Cambodia Morning News For May 25

Cambodia Morning News For May 25
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Cambodia morning newsWho’s Who at The New Phnom Penh Post: Propaganda, $5mln, & a Bogus ‘Malaysia Boleh’ Record
Throughout its 26 year history The Phnom Penh Post has had only two owners, founders Michael Hayes and Kathleen O’Keefe, and more recently Australian extractive industries magnate Bill Clough.
— AEC News Today

NEC Issues Press Release on Rights and Prohibitions for Media
National Election Committee (NEC) issued a press release on Thursday on rights and prohibitions for media to promote the effectiveness of dissemination on the July’s election with professionalism, fairness, and transparency.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Government Doubles Down on Legal Threats Over Calls For Election Boycott
Cambodia’s government on Thursday doubled down on threats to prosecute anyone calling for a boycott of this year’s general election, after the country’s now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) told supporters to avoid the polls because it had been banned from participating.
— Radio Free Asia

JB Financial’s Phnom Penh Commercial Bank expands on upbeat earnings
Phnom Penh Commercial Bank is fast gaining a footing in the burgeoning Cambodian banking market, with its earnings soaring since it was acquired by Korea’s JB Financial Group two years ago.
— The Investor

Business leaders urged to curb plastic bag use
Senior Environment Ministry officials have urged owners of big businesses to help cut the use of plastic bags to reduce damage on the environment and people’s health.
— Khmer Times

Japan fights traffic congestion in capital with bus donation
The Japanese government is planning a shipment of 140 medium-sized, brand-new city buses that will be given to the Kingdom as donation.
— Khmer Times

Major News Organizations to Cover the July’s Elections
The National Election Committee (NEC) issued a press release on Thursday regarding the participations of major national and international news organizations to cover the upcoming 6th mandate election on July 29, 2018.
— Fresh News

IFC to step-up sustainable agriculture in Cambodia
A new partnership between the International Financial Corporation, London-based Mars Food and local company Battambang Rice Investment Co., Ltd, seeks to boost sustainable farming practices in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

TOP NEWS: TripAdvisor Ranks Angkor Wat the 1st Historical Building
TripAdvisor has ranked Angkor Wat as the world’s greatest historical building in 2018, APSARA Authority wrote on Facebook page on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Mining inspections begin Poisoning case sparks compliance campaign
Mines and Environment ministry officials yesterday inspected a Chinese mining firm in Mondolkiri province in the wake of a poisoning case that left 13 villagers dead in Kratie province.
— Khmer Times

GMAC bets on solar
The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Singapore-based Cleantech Solar to install 124 photovoltaic panels in the rooftop of its head office in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Migrant registration gets new hurry-up
The Labour Ministry will hasten registration of nearly 170,000 undocumented migrant labourers across the country in a bid to legalise them by the middle of next month.
— Bangkok post

Stage is set for Cambodia’s ‘spectacular’ National Games
Cambodia’s Second National Games kicks off tonight with organisers promising spectators in Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium are set to witness a festival of sport never before seen in the kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Disaster agency stockpiling rice and seeds for flood prep
National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy said on Wednesday that the government had stockpiled 12,000 tonnes of rice and crop seeds to support Cambodians in rural areas facing natural disasters such as droughts and floods.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Capital welcomes Exchange Square
Property developer Hongkong Land yesterday officially launched its flagship development in the Kingdom, Exchange Square, a mixed-use building in the heart of Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

CMAC Detects Cluster Bombs in Prey Veng Province
General Director of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) Heng Ratana said that CMAC has found more than 100 cluster bombs in Prey Veng Province on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Ecotourism push by ministry with contest
Speaking at the Phnom Penh Hotel on Wednesday, Tourism Secretary of State Chea Bora urged local ecotourism organisations to join a contest to identify the best ecotourism community in an effort to promote the industry in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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